Woman plummets from Interstate 5 bridge in Blaine


A woman jumped or fell from an overpass Monday afternoon onto northbound Interstate 5 in Blaine.

“At this time we don’t know if she jumped or fell, but she wasn’t hit by a car,” said Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman.

Details of her condition remained unclear. Axtman said the incident remains under investigation.

Firefighters were sent to a report of a woman who jumped or fell from the Hughes Avenue overpass onto the northbound lanes a half-mile south of milepost 275 about 2:20 p.m., according to emergency radio traffic.

WSDOT records show the Hughes Avenue overpass at that location is 16 feet 11 inches high.

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty